Southwest France: Bordeaux and the Perigord

Savor history as you enjoy oenologist-led lectures, gastronomic heritage, ancient villages and prehistoric cave paintings in the timeless regions of Southwest France.
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Program No. 14253RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Romans of the fourth century tilled the soils around Saint-Emilion and began growing grapes. Today, the region ranks among the world’s foremost red wine producers. From the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, Southwest France resonates with the marvelous consequences of long-ago choices. Discover the Bordeaux wineries with Roman roots, the Dordogne and the living museum town of Sarlat.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Extensive walking on uneven ground and cobblestones. Stairs sometimes without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the Dordogne Valley and the prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Lascaux IV.
  • Examine a complete retrospective of the works of Toulouse-Lautrec at the museum dedicated to him in Albi.
  • Discover each region’s unique cultural, gastronomic and wine heritage in the Perigord and Bordeaux.
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Libby Chandler
Libby Chandler lives in the southwest county of Devon in the United Kingdom, across the English Channel from the Normandy Beaches. At the age of 22, she moved to France to live in the Alps and polish her French for several years. Libby is an addicted traveler with a lust for learning, spending her time in France and across Europe. Leading groups since 1994, she works as a freelance group manager for educational organizations and in the Himalayan mountains during the winter.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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